Here you will find information about rituals of various schools in Asia and the world, ghost stories, martial arts and herbs etc. You are welcomed to enjoy the materials if they please you. I do not wish to endorse magic of any sorts. All materials are for entertainment purposes only.
Reiki is a
spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which has
since been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a
technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of
three main branches of Reiki (or perhaps more):
Though differences can be wide and
varied amongst the three branches and traditions, the primary difference is
that Westernised forms use systematised hand-placements rather than relying on
an intuitive sense of hand-positions, which is commonly used by Japanese Reiki and
the SEA Reiki branches. All of the three branches commonly have a three-tiered hierarchy
of degrees, usually referred to as the First, Second, and Master/Teacher level,
all of which are associated with different skills and techniques.
I don't have too much excitement over Reiki, as it is no different from the
Dairindo, Chinese Chigong or the SEA Tenaga Dalam practices. In fact the later
three are more comprehensive than the Reiki methods, but that is only my
I have just
noticed a new comer for this new millennium: “Energy Working”. Correct me if I
am wrong, basically this is a catch all package in that the Reiki, chakra
attunements and auto-martial arts or power dancing are repackaged and resold as
a new product.
Below is a
list of Reiki systems available out there, please help me to fill in the blanks
if you have more to add to the list:
A ninja can
produce a strong shout similar to the sound of tearing shroud towards his
target as if his target is being tied and cannot move. This is the famous
ninja’s art of transfix.
three times to Buddha.
samanta vajranam ham.”
Kuji-kiri then recite the below mantra while performing above hand nips:
below 5 Vidyarajas of Mantrayana:
If you have
mastered this method, your enemies will automatically be defeated, or they will
be in bewilderment and fail to carry out their agendas. This is an incredible
ritual used by the Samurais and Yamabushi prists since the old days.
My pal is a
Fudo-myo (不動明王) fan; he has
set up his modus operand according to the Fudy-myo model but replace the Kulika
sword with Dewa Yakong sword. So his idea was or perhaps still is: Fudo-myo as
his guardian spirit to control the Dewa Yakong. This guy is not joking: he has
a few 3 feet standing Fudo-myo statues, not to mention hundreds of big and
small statues in his house and shop. I call this guy and his Dewa Yakong practice: "Mr. Fuu-yoo-o & Yakong sword". Perhaps we can treat it as the New Age Fudo-myo cult.
asked him why is he keeping so many Fudo-myo statues and his answer was loud
and clear: “Fudo-myo has saved my life from Yakong!” Though his answer was
still echoing in my ears, he started to sell his Fudo-myo statue to me. I told
him: “You can’t be right, this guy just saved your life and you wanna sell
him!?” I never got any straight answer from this guy in return. But seriously folks, would you trust a person that is selling his savior?
us leave Mr. Fuu-yoo-o and his Yakong sword behind and look into the belief of
Fudo-myo cult proper
Fudo-myo literally means “the immovable wisdom king” and is one
of fierce guardian deity of Japanese Vajrayana. He is known as “Acala” in Sanskrit.
In Japan, Acala became an idol of worship in its own right, and became
installed as the gohonzon (本尊) or main deity at temples and outdoor shrines.
Buddhist temples dedicated to Ācala, priests perform the Fudo-hō (不動法), or ritual service to enlist the
deity's power of purification to benefit the faithful. This rite routinely
involves the use of the ritual burning ceremony (護摩) as a purification tool.
Monks in Yamabushi
(山伏) gear who go into rigorous training
outdoors in the mountains also often pray to small Ācala statue or talisman
they carry or to Fudo-myo statues that are often placed near waterfalls (a
common training ground) and deep in the mountains and in caves.
Do you know
that the first mudra in the famous Kuji-kiri: “Rin” belongs to the root mudra
This is the
mantra of Fudo-san (Fudo-myo):
bazaradan senda makaroshada sowataya un tarata kanman.
canda mahârosana sphotaya hûm trat hâm mâm
Homage to the all-pervading
Vajras! O Violent One of great wrath! Destroy! hûm trat hâm mâm
Some of the
material related to Yamabushi training:
Virtual graveyard is indeed an ingenious way to tackle lack of burial sites issues!
I am not sure who first developed
the virtual memorial service hall, but the Japanese have already offered
the virtual memorial service hall years ago and it is currently progressing up to such a stage
that even flowers and all other funeral necessities can be selected by clicking
of a mouse.
Later, I also learnt that
there is even a virtual graveyard in the development. Only the particulars of
the deceased and the family members are required, and upon the successful completion
of the registration process (with a fee); the web page will auto design the
tomb stone and provide the relatives with a password. So wherever and whenever
a person is, and provided he or she has a computer in front of him/her; this
person can log in at his/her convenience. My first thought is that such service
will benefit those who have migrated overseas or have the disability to travel.
This is indeed an emerging market to tackle.
Just fairly recently, I
have also heard that this type of virtual memorial service hall appeared in one
of the Hong Kong web page, and this web page has also extended to the pets as
well. Whatever the subject is: a deceased person, a pet or even inanimate
object all are welcome. My hat is indeed off to the creativity of these Hong
Kong folks really.
Perhaps one day such
virtual services will also appeared in Southeast Asia regions; on second
thought perhaps some ingenious business minded people have already done that
and I have been losing touch with the ever changing techno world? And how do
you like it: You can do the conjuration on-line and choose whatever entity to
appear? Or may be create the virtual form of your enemy and ‘destroy’ it virtually
with the click of a mouse? If all of the above have come true; it will be my
turn to change MagicSEA into “Virtual Machine MagicSEA” J!
David’s mother was diagnosed with kidney stone, but since she dare not want to
have herself operated; she choose to cure herself by drinking holy water. Right
after consuming two bottles of holy water, David’s mother started to suffer
from diarrhea and plying to and fro the toilet for two consecutive days. So
David thought that was caused by contaminated water and rushed this dear old
mother to hospital. To his surprised that the doctor told him that his mother’s
kidney stone was gone; perhaps already discharged from her body.
we continue to argue about if it was the water poisoning that has induced
diarrhea and indirectly caused the stone to be discharged out; or it was the
magical power of the holy water that indeed cured David’s mother?
In Thai we
call holy water “Nammon”. People will invite the monks to use holy water to
bless a new house, or bless the opening of a new business. People can also take
the holy water to their homes and keep it near the altar. This water is used to
clean away all bad influences. When the monks are praying, or are chanting, or
are learning the teachings of the Buddha, the water is blessed. This water
becomes holy water and the - monks will use the water to bless the people.
The origin of “Nammon”
In the time
of the Buddha many people in a city became ill. They asked the Buddha to bless
their city and drive the illness away. The Buddha prayed and chanted to make
some water holy, and then sprinkled the holy water all around the city. The
city and the people were then freed from the illness. We call this story of the
Buddha and water the “Ratanasutra”. People follow this sutra and use holy water
to wash away bad influences and to bring good influences.
How to get “Nammon”
You can get
holy water in a few numbers of ways:
holy water by prayer and incantation – By lighting incense, candles and giving
offerings, and then performing preliminary prayers, and incantations.
sacred items such as magical substances or amulets to empower the water.
it at “Phra Leab World”: There are various holy water to choose from, for
curing possession, for removing bad luck and etc. Since the price only ranges
from 10 to 50 Baht per bottle, many people are willing to give it a try. As to
the question if the holy water is as effective as claimed; try it and let me
many techniques old and new to angle or fish. Some treat fishing as hobby while
others take it as a part time job.
Our SEA ancestors
have certainly passed down some outstanding methods for fishing with fish hook
and fishing rod. In order to master the most efficient method to angle, one
must first choose a quality fishing rod and bait charged with magical power.
best rod is from bamboo that grows on the river banks and with their ends
lowered into the river, or the bamboo that grows in the water.
you have gotten an ideal bamboo rod, cut it and then wash it.
you must choose the best measurement for your fishing rod. Using the distance
from your thumb to your little finger as a unit, you must take a few odd
measurements: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 etc measuring units.
you have gotten the best length for your fishing rod, you must fast for 3
Mondays and 3 Thursdays and pray to Prophet Khidir and Prophet Sulaiman that
you are given the power of fish decoy witchcraft by reciting the below prayer
33x and then blow a breathe onto the fishing rod:
Asih aing asihan nabi
Ditenden Jero kail
Usolli Muhammad Allah
Alif Ba Ta Sa Jim
Puh… (say your
the fasting period, the above prayer is used as empowerment prayer for the
fishing rod and the bait.
Straightly speaking, the
Daireindo can be considered as a New Age System from Japan. Perhaps you have
come across this type of practice in one time or another. Let’s explore this
Daireindo system together before we move on to more teachings “made in Japan”.
Mr. Tanaka Morihira
Daireindo was founded by
Mr. Tanaka Morihira (田中守平, 1884-1929). While he was working in the Ministry
of Printing Bureau in 1903, he was put under surveillance by the authorities
for some reasons. That was when Tanaka went on to an extensive fasting of 90 days.
During the fasting he discovered his body vibrates vigorously when he was
making certain hand postures and the vibrating hand when placed on the body of
a sick person; elevates the pain significantly. In short, this is somehow
similar to the Reiki system.
Mr. Tanaka’s teaching was
later expanded to China where it is called Lingzhishu (靈子術). Daireindo has some similarity with Waidangong (外丹功) but it is much simpler.
The basic of Daireindo
·Press your palms
together as if you are praying while reciting “Zenshindairein” (全真太靈) continuously and relax.
In time you will find that your hands are shaking automatically.
·Now extend your
hands forward with your finger pointing forward and recite “Zenshindairein” as
before until you feel the movement. Your arm and your body should be at right
·After you have
successfully induces movement, lower your arms at your sides and your arms will
To test your power:
·Get a piece of
wooden plank and put it on a table top, then put your palm gently onto the
plank and try to vibrate the plank. When you have successfully done that, add a
second plank. A season practitioner can move up to 10 planks.
It is said that once you
have mastered this art, you can hardly fall sick and you can topple a person at
a distance of about 6-8 feet. Well, same old words; try it J.
We pray that all baby spirits will have good rebirths.
believed that the belief of the existence of baby spirit is originated from
Japanese culture. But this belief was quick to spread to Taiwan and hence SEA
regions and the rest of the world.
say that a baby spirit exists after 80~100 days of pregnancy. So if abortion
takes place after this period, the action is deemed taking a life away. Indeed
some of the baby spirits are very fierce because they are being deprived of
their chances to live as human being. So the hatred and revenge will be
fallen onto the mother. That explains why some of the ladies become less focus,
and green purple bruise mark appeared on their body without physically hurting
themselves some times after the abortions. The serious ones may suffer from
hallucination or mantel disorder.
So it there
a foundation on these claims?
It is only
during the past 20 years or so that in Taiwan and Hong Kong specifically and so
forth extended to the rest of the Chinese communities in every corners of this
world concerning the belief of baby spirits. The definition of baby spirit is
the spirit of baby died in abortion, died of natural causes or stillborn. It is
believed that if these baby spirits are not delivered through proper ritual,
then they will harm their parents or family members alike. There are certainly
not less ghost stories about baby spirits told all over the mass media.
from the belief of baby spirit, are various advertisements of “memorial service
for the baby spirits” (嬰靈供養); claiming they have the ability to
deliver baby spirits and solve problems caused by them. Some even use Buddhist “Long
Life Sutra (長壽經) as a proof. To some extreme, some
people also claimed that they can empower the baby spirits into formidable
spirit army to listen to enemy’s secret or even killing the enemy at a
It is not
surprising that since the advent of the belief of baby spirit, many parents who
have had their baby aborted may attribute whatever issues they suffered to the
working of the baby spirits; as if there are baby spirits everywhere waiting
for their chances to seek revenge. So is it the truth?
As a matter
of fact, the Buddha taught us to treat all leaving equal and all souls will be
reborn after 49 days period to whatever forms they deserve and would not stay
in the form of baby. Even though there are really spiritual interferences, we
still cannot attribute them all to the working of baby spirits without going
through a proper investigation.
For the few
people who advocates the terrible power of baby spirits and charging a high
price for memorial services; whatever the motives behind these people are, they
are not really spiritual related. And this fact is already quite clear.
culture, pregnancy and marriage are known as “red affairs” (紅事) while a
funeral is called “white affair” (白事).
to traditional Chinese belief, when a woman gets pregnant; she is called “you
xi” (有喜) or “having something happy”, and when a couple gets married, then it
is also called “xi shi” (喜事) or “happy affairs”. So, when a pregnant lady
meets a bride; one of the party with weaker luck will fall sick. Another possibility
is that when a mother brings her child to attend a wedding ceremony and upon
returning home; the child’s feces is awfully smelly or the child suffers from diarrhea.
Then people say that this child is suffered from the opposition of good affairs
(喜沖喜). Apparently that too many good things can become not good.
believe that when a bride wears her wedding gown with head dress, the “goddess
of bride” has possessed the bride. This goddess of bride has great power in
spiritual world, so her aura may harm a small child. Some people also call this
situation as “sha of a bride” (新娘煞). A good astrologer can normally calculate who
will be in trouble by looking at the person’s Chinese zodiac sign. For example:
a rat will be in opposition with a horse.
ceremony is called as a “white affair” (白事) and it is a bad affair. A pregnant lady and a
small child are advised to stay away from attending funeral ceremony in the
fear of the opposition of good and bad. This situation is also commonly known
as (喜沖喪) or the conflict
of the good and bad. As with the above case, the child may either suffers from
diarrhea, headache, vomiting, stomach ache, fever, or strange behavior: quiet
in the day, active at night.
Some modern explanations
concerning on “white” and “red” affairs are that during these affairs, all of
the decease family members and ancestors also attended ceremonies such as
wedding and funeral service. So not only the pregnant and small child must shy
away from these occasions; persons who are experiencing bad luck are at best
avoiding them as far as possible.
Taoist’s remedy for the
opposition of red to red, or red to white is pretty simple; just draw the below
talisman , burn it on a bowl of water and drink the water.